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Polish literature -- 20th Century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Katherina von Fraunhofer-Kosinski collection of Jerzy Kosinski

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 742
Overview: The papers, which date chiefly from after 1957, document the life and work of Polish-American author Jerzy Kosinski and include writings, correspondence, printed material, photographs, audiovisual materials, personal papers, and ephemera. The papers were collected by Kosinski's widow, Katherina von Fraunhofer-Kosinski. Correspondence includes fan mail and professional correspondence with writers, publishers and film producers. Writings include numerous revised drafts and proofs of Being There,...
Dates: 1906-2005

Witold Gombrowicz archive

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Call Number: GEN MSS 515
Overview: The archive consists of correspondence, writings, personal papers, photographs, audiovisual material and memorabilia documenting Gombrowicz's life and literary activity chiefly during the last two decades of his life (1949-69).Series I, Correspondence, contains personal and professional correspondence. There is correspondence with family, Polish and European literary and cultural figures, other Polish emigres, and Latin American friends and writers. There is considerable correspondence...
Dates: 1902-1998

Renata Gorczynski papers relating to Czesław Miłosz

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Call Number: GEN MSS 528
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and other material documenting the personal and professional relationship between Gorczynski and Czesław Miłosz.Series I, Correspondence, is organized into subseries for Miłosz, Gorczynski and Third-Party correspondence. The Miłosz correspondence contains several folders of correspondence with Gorczynski, dating from 1979-1991, as well as holograph drafts of outgoing letters and single incoming letters with other writers, friends,...
Dates: 1934-1998

Zbigniew Herbert papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 527
Overview: The collection consists chiefly of correspondence and writings relating to Zbigniew Herbert from 1968-1989. There is personal and professional correspondence with Polish literary and cultural figures, publishers, translators and scholars. Noteworthy correspondents include Stanislaw Baranczak, Jozef Czapski, Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Konstanty Jelenski, Alina Kalczynska, Susan Sontag, Jacek Trznadel, Petar Vujicic and Adam Zagajewski. Writings include holograph and typescript drafts of essays...
Dates: 1968-1989

Czesław Miłosz papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 661
Overview: The Czesław Miłosz Papers document the life and work of the poet, essayist and Nobel Laureate Czesław Miłosz. The papers consist of writings, correspondence, photographs, personal papers, audio material, and printed material (including newspaper clippings, printed ephemera and clandestine samizdat publications), spanning the years 1880-2000, with the bulk of the material dating from 1940 to 1989. While some writings, photographs and personal documents pre-date the Second World War, the earliest...
Dates: 1880-2000, bulk 1940-1989

Olga Scherer-Virski papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 526
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the life and work of Olga Scherer-Virski. There is personal and professional correspondence with Polish literary and cultural figures, other Polish emigres, publishers, and scholars. Correspondents include Jozef Czapski, Witold Gombrowicz, Julia Hartwig, Zbigniew Herbert, Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Zofia Hertz, Aleksander Janta, Konstanty Jelenski, Andrej Kijowski, Jan Lebenstein, Artur Miedzyrzecki, Czeslaw...
Dates: 1954-1988

Aleksander Wat papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 705
Overview: The papers document the life and writings of Aleksander Wat, from his early poetry in the 1910s to the posthumous publication of his work by his wife Paulina and by Czesław Miłosz. Early material (prior to the end of the Second World War) is sparse and consists chiefly of correspondence, personal documents and photographs. Among the early material is documentation of the Wat's exile in Kazakhstan. Later material includes numerous notebooks that contain drafts of poetry and prose writings, and...
Dates: 1915-1988

Andrzej Wolski videorecordings for the documentary film Moi, Gombrowicz

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Call Number: GEN MSS 948
Overview: Material consists of 57 Betacam videocassettes containing daily rushes created during the production of the film Moi, Gombrowicz, a French documentary directed by Andrzej Wolski and produced by France télévision (France 3 cinéma, Océaniques) in 1989, and copies of the film.The film commemorates the 20th anniversary of the death of the writer Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969).
Dates: 1988-1997